Sapinit is the Philippine wild raspberry with a sweet-sour-bitter taste. Due to its stem having spikes, it was classified as a raspberry. It is commonly found in Mt. Banahaw in Laguna and Quezon provinces and can grow up to six feet. It was discovered by Dionisio Pullan, an OFW and environmentalist in 2009.
The fruit contains anticancer phytochemicals that inhibit the development of certain types of cancer and even Alzheimer’s disease. It does not need continuous cultivation and it can be used to make jams, juices, and even wine.
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